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April 22, 2013

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Techoman

same here : a person taking the course for self-interest only. Should we tailor the assessments to align with the personal outcome, as well as the course and outcome?

Gina Fredenburgh

I especially like the "Interpersonal Outcomes" facet. I've been advocating for assessments based upon a variety of paths. Students taking astronomy 101 could be (a) highly interested in the science/math aspects and majoring in this or a related subject; (b) interested as an elective course in an unrelated program (say, perhaps, a history major); (c) a person taking the course for self-interest only. Should we tailor the assessments to align with the personal outcome, as well as the course and outcome? I hesitate to open the rabbit hole of "gamification" here, but I see it as a learning experience in which one could achieve various levels of expertise, each of which is pertinent to the learner. Anyway, you've got me thinking again, Ellen!

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